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REILY: Ole Miss students chose so, so poorly

November 7, 2012

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As I am sure you have seen by now, a protest at Ole Miss against the re-election of President Barack Obama grew into crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a riot spread on social media. Two people were arrested on minor charges. Of course the university issued statements denouncing […]

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MCDILL: Rowdy Rebels unhappy with Obama re-election

November 7, 2012

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While polls in the 2012 presidential election were closing across the country, things were a little rowdy at the University of Mississippi. Ole Miss students gathered in front of the student union chanting the “Hotty Toddy” fight song and according to the AP burning a Barack Obama campaign sign. The president was re-elected to a […]

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REILY: Thompson’s take on our ‘Ghosts’ an inspiring look back at a great group of men

November 1, 2012

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Wright Thompson makes the point, “What is the cost of knowing our past, and what is the cost of not?” As Mississippians, we probably don’t talk about the past enough. We want to sweep it under the rug and move on, but in the recently aired “Ghosts of Ole Miss,” ESPN’s “30 for 30” series […]

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Documentary focusing on Ole Miss integration to be screened Sept. 30

September 19, 2012

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OXFORD – On Oct. 1, 1962, James Meredith became the first African-American student to enroll in the University of Mississippi, amid controversy and violence. The yearlong celebration of that important event began September 2011 and goes through Oct, 1, 2012 for the official “Opening the Closed Society” program. The campus will remember this significant occasion […]

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James Meredith talks with MBJ

September 12, 2012

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In 1962, James Meredith became the first African-American student to be admitted to the University of Mississippi. His newest memoir, “A Mission from God” recalls the integration of the school and the violent reaction that followed. The book also reveals a man who believes he had and still has a divine calling to help transform […]

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Meredith family marks Ole Miss riot anniversary

September 4, 2012

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Jackson State University professor Judy Meredith reminded her Facebook friends Tuesday morning that September 30 marks the 50th anniversary of the University of Mississippi riots and the subsequent acceptance of the school’s first African-American student. Meredith’s husband, James Meredith was that student. James Meredith integrated the all-white university in 1962 after facing an onslaught of […]

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Ole Miss schools of business, accountancy cited among best by accrediting agency

June 5, 2012

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OXFORD — AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, has reaffirmed the standing of the University of Mississippi’s School of Business Administration and Patterson School of Accountancy as being among the world’s best. Both schools were reaccredited by AACSB for another cycle. For this academic year, 56 schools maintained their accreditation in […]

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Recent trends may threaten coaching diversity in college athletics

May 19, 2012

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By DAVID BRANDT, The Associated Press   College basketball has long been dominated by African-Americans on the court. The same can’t be said for the sidelines. And the numbers of minority coaches aren’t getting much better — they’re stagnant or even declining at the Division I level. George Mason coach Paul Hewitt — who also […]

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Mississippi man named dean of Missouri Law School

April 10, 2012

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COLUMBIA, Mo. — An associate dean at the University of Mississippi has been named dean of the University of Missouri’s School of Law. Missouri Provost Brian Foster announced April 9 that Gary Myers will take the reins from L. Lawrence Dessem as dean of the law school, beginning Aug. 15. “Gary Myers comes to MU […]

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